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  • Chairman David Price (D-NC) answers questions from delegates during HDP’s inbound program focusing on legislative oversight on February 27, 2020. HDP brought together 14 members of parliament from Afghanistan, Colombia, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Peru to Washington, DC for several days of panel discussions and roundtables to share legislative oversight best practices.
  • HDP Chairman David Price (D-NC) is joined by Representatives Tom Rice (R-SC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) in sharing how the U.S. legislature has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with senior leadership from Armenia’s National Assembly on May 12, 2020.
  • Despite ongoing uncertainty and turmoil in Haiti, HDP Chairman, David Price (D-NC), and long-time Staff Director to the House Budget Committee, Thomas Kahn, work with senior professional staff from Haiti’s Parliament to discuss the best practices of Committee functions and operations in December 2020.
  • Staff from Iraq’s Council of Representatives meet virtually with their peers from U.S. to discuss best practices and opportunities for constituent engagement.
  • Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) speak with senior women members of parliament from Kosovo on how U.S. Members of Congress have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it relates to crafting legislative responses that are targeted to benefit women and other populations suffering disproportionately as a result of the pandemic, on May 13, 2020.
  • Reps Alma Adams (D-NC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) share a lighthearted moment before a nationally broadcast radio interview in Monrovia, Liberia on October 9, 2019.
  • Originally scheduled as an in-person CODEL occurring in April 2020, HDP instead held a virtual CODEL meeting on May 18, 2020, with senior leadership from Peru’s Congress. In this photo, Second Vice President, Honorable Guillermo Aliaga, and Third Vice President, Honorable Maria Teresa Cabrera, share steps Peru’s Congress has taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting the Development of Independent Legislatures

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, HDP uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staff, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services. Its singular focus on the legislative branch of government and its unique ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.

Latest News

March 18, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2021) - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Protect Democracy in Burma Act of 2021.
February 25, 2021 Press Release
(Washington, DC) February 25, 2021– Representative David Price (D-NC), Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership Majority, Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA), President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Representative Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Co-Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership Minority, introduced the Protect Democracy in Burma Act of 2021.
February 1, 2021 Press Release
Today, Chairman David Price and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan of the House Democracy Partnership released a statement on reports of a military coup unfolding in Burma